Please note that this video is available in German.
As a contribution to the exhibition Europe: Ancient Future, an installation by Franz Kapfer entitled At my back, the ruins of Europe is shown in the basement of the house. The room is only sparsely lit, rusty chains and wooden shields are hanging from the ceiling. The shields are showing symbols of right-wing extremist movements, they cast their shadows on the wall and unfold a menace that raises questions about the cohesion of the European community.
In the performance Hatespeech, the artist himself enters into an interplay with the installation and extends his research on right-wing ideologies within Europe through an examination of the linguistic slogans and hate messages of the various movements.
Franz Kapfer (*1971 Fürstenfeld, lives in Vienna) exhibited at Expo 2000, Hanover; Atelier Augarten, Vienna; Salzburger Kunstverein; Oberes Belvedere, Vienna; Kunstpavillon Innsbruck; Busan Biennial and Kiew Biennial.